EMU Maintains Lead After Day Two Of Swimming And Diving Championships

Updated 3/4/2005
  • Complete Day Two Results

    March 4, 2005

    Oxford, Ohio - Eastern Michigan continues to lead the men's field at the 2005 Mid-American Conference Swimming & Diving Championships after two days of competition at the Nixon Aquatic Center on the Miami University campus. The Eagles have a total of 646 points.

    EMU got off to a hot start by winning the first event of the night. The team of Andrzej Olesinski, John Henikman, Doug Fleming and Kevin Joyce won the title in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:30.41. It marks the fifth consecutive year that the Eagles have been victorious in the event.

    The Eagles kept things going in the next event of the night by sweeping the top three spots in the 400-yard IM. Dan Wohl won his second title of the 2005 Championships (200-yard IM) in an NCAA B standard time of 3:51.74. The time is also a new MAC Championship record. Steve Bowling recorded a second place finish with a time of 4:00.50, while Steven Hill captured third in the event with a time of 4:01.08.

    Ohio's Mike Shelby won the title in the 100-yard butterfly with an NCAA B standard time of 48.55. 2004 Champion Doug Fleming finished second in the event with a time of 48.95, while Miami's Justin Marcy recorded a third place finish in 49.83.

    Ball State's Kurtis Leer picked up his second title of the 2005 Championships by winning the 200-yard freestyle in an NCAA section B time of 1:39.04. Leer won the 50-yard freestyle title on Thursday.

    John Henikman won the 100-yard breaststroke for EMU in a time of 55.96. Miami's Griff Marshall finished second with a time of 56.26, while Josh Willer placed third for Ball State in a time of 56.98.

    EMU's Fleming and Olesinski took the first two spots in the 100-yard backstroke. Fleming won the event in a time of 49.42, while Olesinski followed in a time of 50.26 to place second. BSU's Zach Hall recorded a third place finish in 50.41.

    The Eagles won the 800-yard freestyle relay in the final event of the event. The winning team of Dan Wohl, Steve Bowling, Steven Hill and Jason Piercey finished in a time of 6:43.04.

    The final day of championship action will get started Saturday at Noon with preliminary action, while the finals are slated for 7 p.m.

    For complete and live results visit the Mid-American Conference website (mac-sports.com) or the Miami University Athletics website (muredhawks.com).

    FRIDAY CHAMPIONS

    $ - NCAA Championships Automatic-Qualifying Time
    # - NCAA Championships Consideration Time

    200-yard Medley Relay:
    Eastern Michigan - 1:30.41
    (Andrzej Olesinski, John Henikman, Doug Fleming and Kevin Joyce)

    400-yard IM:
    Dan Wohl, Eastern Michigan, 3:51.74#

    100-yard Butterfly:
    Mike Shelby, Ohio, 48.55#

    200-yard Freestyle:
    Kurtis Leer, Ball State, 1:39.04#

    100-yard Breaststroke:
    John Henikman, Eastern Michigan, 55.96

    100-yard Backstroke:
    Doug Fleming, Eastern Michigan, 49.42

    800-yard Freestyle Relay:
    Eastern Michigan - 6:43.04
    (Dan Wohl, Steve Bowling, Steven Hill and Jason Piercey)

    TEAM STANDINGS
    1. Eastern Michigan - 646
    2. Miami - 505
    3. Ohio - 372
    4. Ball State - 310
    5. Buffalo - 169